Sol3mio’s Rotorua Recommendations

Sol3mio’s Rotorua Recommendations.


What is your favourite café or restaurant in Rotorua? What did you eat there and why would you recommend this establishment?
Randomly while we were soaking in the magical baths at Secret Spot Hot Tubs, we were asked if we’d like to taste a burger made by father and son duo Blue Smoke BBQ Rotorua. Firstly, who can turn down a burger? Secondly, these were no mere burgers. Moses and Tai had the keto burger and Pene had the Blue Smoke special. To this day, we still talk about those burgers. It was one of the best burgers we’ve ever had – and we’ve had a lot of burgers!

What would you recommend people do to relax when visiting Rotorua?
We couldn’t believe the amount of things there were to do in Rotorua. The Pullman Rotorua hotel was an easy stay being so central to everything. We were there for two days and both afternoons we found ourselves soaking in hot tubs either at Hells gate or at Secret Spot Hot Tubs. It was the perfect boys’ getaway for the week, and just what we needed after touring the country.

Why would you recommend that others visit Rotorua?
Rotorua is the place to go to get away from the rat race. You can stay there for a weekend and get your adventure full, or spend an evening soaking in the waters. We travelled down for two nights, and honestly, it was the best thing we could’ve asked for. One of the highlights was taking Tai white-water rafting for the first time with River Rats Rafting. They were fun and very accommodating, especially finding wetsuits and life jackets to fit, how do we say, larger-than-life boys, ha ha!

The staff at Secret Spot absolutely loved the visit from Sol3mio, and are super proud that we are in the “Sol3mio’s Rotorua Recommendation list”.